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Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 24, 2018

Astros rumor: Houston pursuing starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard

The Astros are still searching to fill a void in the starting pitching rotation. Could the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard be that missing piece of the puzzle? Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole are the only two pitchers locked in as starters for the upcoming season. The Astros are looking at all options to fortify the starting […] Astros rumor: Houston pursuing starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 16, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 16th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 16th, 2018

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Verlander’s 2nd Place CY finish is still pretty impressive (Call to the Pen)Especially considering that he might just be the most slighted CY candidate ever (The Athletic, $$$)Along with all the reasons that Jeff Sullivan voted for him (FanGraphs)But no matter what, at least Kate Upton isn’t upset about the results (CUT4)Here are some random Astros offseason thoughts (History Earned)The Astros’ new radio plans might just be a boon for fans (Texas Sports Nation)If you want Alex Bregman in your senior photos, just...
Call to the Pen Nov 15, 2018

Houston Astros: Justin Verlander’s Cy Young finish is still impressive

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander didn’t take home the hardware for this year’s Cy Young award. But he still pieced together a memorable season few will forget. Kate Upton scolded Cy Young Award voters two years ago for handing the prestigious pitching award to Rick Porcello instead of current Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. And she had […] Houston Astros: Justin Verlander’s Cy Young finish is still impressive - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 15, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 15th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 15th, 2018

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Justin Verlander fell just short of his 2nd Cy Young, taking home the silver medal for 2018 (Houston Chronicle)But it seems that he has a much better prize already at home (KHOU 11)He could also be in a rotation with Collin McHugh next season, but maybe he shouldn’t be (Call to the Pen)Here are some of the possible landing spots for the Astros’ free agents this year (House of Houston)And if they don’t return, here are some trade chips the Astros could use to replace them (Climbing Tal’s Hill) Around the...
Detroit Sports Nation Nov 15, 2018

Justin Verlander comes up short in Cy Young voting, Kate Upton comes to his defense (kind of)

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who now plays for the Houston Astros, had one hell of a 2018 campaign. Not only did he post a 2.52 ERA but he struck out a career-best 290 batters in 214 innings. But as good as a season it was for Verlander, there was little question about who was going to win the American League Cy Young Award. On Wednesday, Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays was named the A.L. Cy Young Award winner for the 2018 season and it was well-deserved. During the season, Snell went 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA and 221 Ks in 180.2 innings of work. Embed from Following the...
Over the Monster Nov 15, 2018
MLB Roundup 11/15: deGrom and Snell win Cy Youngs

MLB Roundup 11/15: deGrom and Snell win Cy Youngs

Or Cys Young? Blake Snell wins the American League Cy Young The Cy Youngs were announced on Wednesday night, and the American League was the more interesting race of the two. Really, it came down to a couple of pitchers with both Justin Verlander and Blake Snell each having strong cases. Ultimately, it came down to how important innings were for you, because Snell was dominant but only over 180 innings. I would have voted for Snell, and sure enough he was the one to take home the award, further confirming my genius. The Rays’ lefty pitched to an absurd 1.89 ERA over his 31 starts with...
Tampa Bay Times Nov 14, 2018
That Kate Upton tweet you've been waiting for on Blake Snell winning AL Cy Young award

That Kate Upton tweet you've been waiting for on Blake Snell winning AL Cy Young award

Model/actress Kate Upton had plenty to say in 2016 when then fiance Justin Verlander missed out on winning the AL Cy Young award due in part to the votes of the two Tampa Bay writers, posting an extraordinarily profane, and extremely memorable, tweet.
www.bostonherald.com Nov 14, 2018
Mastrodonato: Numbers say Blake Snell deserves Cy victory

Mastrodonato: Numbers say Blake Snell deserves Cy victory

A vote for Blake Snell and a vote for Justin Verlander had equal validity in this year’s American League Cy Young Award race.It was that close.But not because their numbers were almost identical. They weren’t. Actually they had quite different profiles, which is probably why this year’s race generated so much public discussion.Thirty members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America submitted their votes before the postseason began, and last night, Snell was named the 2018 Cy Young Award winner, narrowly beating Verlander, 169-154. Snell received 17 first-place votes, while...
DRaysBay Nov 14, 2018
Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young

Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young

Snellzilla toppled the competition. The AL Cy Young Award race might have been one of the most uncertain titles in this baseball award season. In the NL it seemed practically a given that the unstoppable force of Jacob deGrom would take home the coveted pitching trophy, but in the American League it became a real question of what metrics the voters were using to measure success. Who would reign supreme, the AL ERA and wins leader—Blake Snell—or former Cy Young winner and Astros ever-dominant Justin Verlander, who by most analytical measures had one of the single greatest seasons of his...
Tampa Bay Times Nov 14, 2018
Rays Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young award

Rays Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young award

ST. PETERSBURG : Blake Snell won 21 games for the Rays during a remarkable breakout season, then got his biggest victory Wednesday night when he was voted the American League Cy Young award.Snell finished ahead of two previous winners, Houston's Justin Verlander and
Tampa Bay Times Nov 14, 2018
The interesting past of Justin Verlander, Cy Young and Tampa Bay

The interesting past of Justin Verlander, Cy Young and Tampa Bay

Rays LHP Blake Snell and Astros RHP Justin Verlander are the top candidates for the AL Cy Young award that will be announced Wednesday night.The last intersection between Verlander and Tampa Bay, in 2016, got a little, well, racy.Verlander, then with Detroit, was a strong
Bless You Boys Nov 14, 2018
Justin Verlander may finally bag a second Cy Young Award today

Justin Verlander may finally bag a second Cy Young Award today

Unfortunately, Blake Snell is putting those hopes in jeopardy. Here we are in awards season again, and life is still pretty darn good for former Tigers’ ace, Justin Verlander. Already the owner of a Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player awards, the 35-year-old Verlander finally took home his first World Series ring with the Houston Astros last year. He returned with another monster campaign in 2018, and while his legacy is now assured, no doubt he would love to finally add a second Cy Young Award to his career achievements. Verlander has a heck of a good case. He led all...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 13, 2018

Astros: Comparing Justin Verlander with other Cy Young finalists

Astros’ Justin Verlander is one of the three finalists for the 2018 Cy Young award in the AL. How does he stack up against the competition? It’s that time of the year again. The hardware is handed out to the top players and managers of the Major Baseball League. The Astros’ ace pitcher, Justin Verlander, […] Astros: Comparing Justin Verlander with other Cy Young finalists - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Nov 12, 2018

Houston Astros: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Welcome First Baby

On Saturday, Justin Verlander and Kate Upton welcomed their first baby to the world. The starting pitcher for the Houston Astros shared pictures on social media. Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are Major League Baseball’s power couple. The World Series-winning pitcher married the magazine-covering supermodel in 2017, shortly after the Houston Astros took home their […] Houston Astros: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Welcome First Baby - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com Nov 11, 2018

It's a girl for model Kate Upton, Astro Justin Verlander

HOUSTON — It's a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.Upton used her Instagram site to announce the birth of the couple's first child — Genevieve Upton Verlander — and the date Nov. 7. The site features a black-and-white photo of an infant with her hand to her mouth.Further details about the baby and where the child was born weren't released.Upton and Verlander wed last November in Italy, after the pitching ace helped the Astros win their first World Series. Upton in July announced the pregnancy, also on Instagram, in a post with the...

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